Today, on the internet, there are reviews that can be read on just about anything that you can buy, eat, sleep on or use and more are appearing each and every day. These reviews can be very useful to read before you make a purchase as they may tell you of a problem with a certain brand or model of the item you had intended to buy, before you spend your money.
Another time when these reviews can be useful, is when you are travelling, as they may help you decide where to stay, where to eat and perhaps even where to take a nice enjoyable drink. For instance, if you are planning to visit Chester, you may want to look at reviews for Youth Hotels in Chester, restaurants in Chester or reviews on some of the different places to visit in Chester. When looking at any review though, you want to be able to distinguish which ones are honest from those that may not be and one way to do this is to see who wrote the reviews. If reviews for just one place appear on a site, they may be paid for reviews, meaning that someone was paid to say nice things about it. However, if a site reviews several places on the same site and compares them, then the chances are that they are more honest.
One thing that you may want to also consider when reading reviews for restaurants, is what criteria the reviewer used to rate the restaurant. Obviously the famous restaurant review Michelin Guide, always uses the same criteria to rate restaurants around the world, awarding one star to restaurants that are good, two stars to restaurants that are worth going out of your way to visit and three stars to restaurants that are worth a special trip to eat at. A review of local restaurants will not of course compare those restaurants with the best in the world, as Michelin does, they will only compare them with other restaurants in the area. The criteria which they use to rate or compare these restaurants are important though, as you will want them to have been looking at the same things that you may be interested in.
An example of this may be that, although you do not maid what you pay for your meal, providing that it is of good quality and has excellent service, they may have only compared price and value for money, not even considering the quality of service. On the other hand, the price of a meal may be paramount in your deciding where to eat and yet some reviews may not take price into consideration, only the quality of the food and quality of service.
One criterion that should always be taken into consideration though, is hygiene. That may not be of too much concern in countries like the UK that have health inspectors but certainly is a major concern in countries that don’t have any type of inspector even visit them, let alone certify them.